Psychological research has identified sixteen basic desires underlying our behavior. See the list to determine what motivates you.
We discussed sixteen motivations for happiness on The BIGG Success Show. Here’s a summary of that discussion.
This show was inspired by the book, Who Am I? The 16 Basic Desires That Motivate Our Actions and Define Our Personalities*. It’s written by the late great Dr. Steven Reiss.
He found that happiness and life-satisfaction come from a sense that our lives have meaning and fulfill a larger purpose. He calls this “value-based happiness.” He has identified 16 universal desires that drive all meaningful behavior.